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MSU students share their story on the capitol steps

Colin Jackson/Rick Pluta - MPRN

Lawmakers, community members, and Michigan State University Students gathered on the state Capitol lawn Wednesday to discuss this week’s mass shooting on campus.

*Go Green chant*

One by one dozens of speakers shared their anger at Monday’s violence that left three students dead and five others hospitalized.

MSU psychology student Maya Manuel started the event with a post to her snapchat story.

She says she wanted to give students a place to voice their feelings.

“I really hope that it is mentioned in a few weeks. I hope it doesn’t get swept away like it has with Oxford and other schools that are being threatened in Michigan or have been threatened in Michigan or surrounding states and cities. Just the whole country honestly.”

Many of the speakers discussed their fears growing up with frequent reports of school shootings.

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